Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.Learn More
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WEBINAR / TELECONFERENCE
FRIDAY, JUN 23, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET
This free, daylong event brings together patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, advocates, employers/HR, advocates and others touched by cancer to explore the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment.Register Now!
If you’ve just been diagnosed, it’s hard to know what to do first. There are a lot of things to consider, a lot of questions that you’ll want answers to. Coming up with an action plan can help you organize and prioritize what needs to get done. It can also help you feel more in control.Learn More
We know that cancer takes a major toll on the body. But often the side effects from treatment can be equally harsh — and can be particularly hard to deal with while on the job. Finding ways to manage them can improve how you feel and enable you to be more productive.Learn More
With These Helpful Tips
Interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking, so you need to prepare ahead of time — and that includes practicing how you’ll answer key questions. We have tools that can help.Learn More
Tools, publications, and interactive programs to help you help your patients.LEARN MORE
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FREE RESUME REVIEW SERVICE
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ASK A CAREER COACH
Consult our professional coaches for answers to questions about how cancer might impact your job — or your efforts to find one.
This is my second round with cancer and I am so done with working a job that is highly stressful.… It is not my soul’s work at all. Having cancer for a second time has shown me that I need to do something else. What is my next step?... I seek referrals to career coaches who could help me out.
Hi Victoria, the process of finding different type of work ― whether it is a dramatic career change or a shift ― is the same. It is important for you to take self-assessments and go through some introspection…
Do I need to send a thank you email after speaking with a recruiter?
Amanda, It's always a good idea to be polite. So, yes, send a thank you note to a recruiter. This will distinguish you from most people.
I've gone from not working since March ― and before that part-time for a year ― to full-time, with an hour commute each way, right smack in the middle of a pandemic…. I think I came into oncology too soon after my diagnosis. So the combo of commute, hours, COVID and emotional toll I am worried is way too much.
Oh, Anna… You are expressing so many rational reasons why this fit does not feel right to you. When facing a situation like you are in, it is important to weigh the pros and cons…so that you can make a clear-headed decision about what to do.
70% of cancer diagnoses are made in adults between the ages of 20 and 74 — i.e., “prime employment years.”
of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.
cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2020.
individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.
of 2021 program participants said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.
in emergency cash assistance has been distributed to 1,000 grantees from 49 states since 2020.